Corporate legal affairs

July 10, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Spain-based sports media company must pay a hefty penalty after its U.S. affiliate pleaded guilty to charges it bribed Latin American soccer officials. A New York City judge ordered the company Imagina on Tuesday to pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution on charges...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo, fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium after the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four years after the World Cup, Brazil’s massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums. Former governor Sergio Cabral has been arrested for embezzling public funds originally designated for construction. One of those was the renovation of the 79,000-seat stadium in Rio de Janeiro used for the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four years after the World Cup, Brazil's massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums. The privately owned arenas in Curitiba and Porto Alegre have gone through other problems, though, along with management disagreements. Here is an update on each of the...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey's state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo Cleveland Indians' Francisco Mejia connects for a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale, Ariz. Mejia is suing a company he claims gave him $360,000 in exchange for a 10-percent stake in his future earnings that could end up amounting to many millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 17, 2018 - 5:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A top Cleveland Indians prospect is suing a company he claims gave him $360,000 in exchange for a 10 percent stake in his future earnings that could amount to millions of dollars. Catcher Francisco Mejia claims in a federal lawsuit filed in February that the agreement is...
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April 11, 2018 - 1:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven't fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics filed its lawsuit against...
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Adam Lange pours water while making coffee at a Philz Coffee shop in San Francisco, Friday, March 30, 2018. Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled. The culprit is a byproduct of the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and has been at the heart of an eight-year legal struggle between a tiny nonprofit group and Big Coffee companies. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 30, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fair to say that a lot of people awoke Friday to a headline that might have jolted them more awake than a morning cup of joe: A California judge had ruled that coffee sold in the state should carry a cancer warning. Here are some things to know about the ruling and how it...
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March 30, 2018 - 11:09 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million now faces a civil lawsuit filed by the insurance company for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing. Rev. Jonathan Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos, east of...
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March 30, 2018 - 10:19 am
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Darlington Ibekwe, a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles, poses for a photo in front of a coffee shop in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Ibekwe said a cancer warning would be annoying but wouldn't stop him from treating himself to three lattes a week. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 29, 2018 - 11:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from...
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March 29, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top official of Major League Baseball's digital company has sued Baseball Advanced Media and BAMTech, claiming he wasn't paid for equity he was owed when The Walt Disney Co. took majority control of BAMTech. Dinn Mann was executive vice president of content at Baseball...
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